Vitamin C and Your Skin

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We all know Vitamin C is essential for good health, helping keep colds at bay all year long. However, did you realize that Vitamin C is also essential to healthy skin? It’s true.

Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C plays an important role in the production of collagen, a protein that aids the growth of cells and blood vessels and gives skin its firmness and strength, says WebMD. It also helps repair skin after an injury.

Vitamin C also slows down the damage done by free radicals, which are essentially unstable molecules that damage your skin and contribute to fine lines and wrinkles. Not only that, but ascorbic acid 2-phosphate (a derivative of vitamin C) does more than just neutralize free radicals – it also reverses DNA damage!

This essential nutrient also reduces the effects of sunburn when exposed to ultraviolet rays, helping to lessen complications from long-term exposure to UV rays, including skin cancer.

Vitamin C is an anti-aging superstar, leading to brighter, firmer, healthier skin. When you regularly ingest Vitamin C and apply it topically, you can enjoy many benefits, such as evening out your skin tone, revitalizing the surface of your skin, improving hydration, and even looking younger. Not sure if you’re getting enough? How can you make sure you are getting enough Vitamin C each day?


It’s important to eat foods rich in Vitamin C. By doing so, you not only improve your skin, you can also boost your immune system, protect against cardiovascular disease and reduce the risk of stroke. Vitamin C is readily absorbed in your body because it is water soluble. But because your body doesn’t store vitamin C, you must replace supplies each day.

You can get Vitamin C through:

  • Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, lime, lemon, guava
  • Bell peppers, particularly red
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Collard greens
  • Tomatoes

You can also take dietary supplements to get the Vitamin C you need. It’s recommended you take at least 500 milligrams every day.

Take your efforts one step further with Scarfade with Vitamin C for scar treatment. You already know that Scarfade anti scar cream and gel can help you reduce the effects of scarring on the skin due to accidents, surgery and burns; now, you can take advantage of a new spin on the old classic that contains the anti-oxidant healing properties of Vitamin C.

Did you know that Vitamin C accelerates scar healing by promoting the production of collagen and elastin, thereby speeding up the wound healing process? Check out more about Scarfade with Vitamin C for scar treatment.